Concern Over Possible Swine Flu At Boys & Girls Club

With hundreds of H1N1, or Swine flu cases in our state, it's not a surprise that some local day camp centers are seeing signs of what could be the flu.

At the Boys and Girls Club in Greenville, administrators have put a sign on the door asking parents if their child has a temperature to not drop them off.

According Executive Director Jay Faron, a few of the children had temperatures of over a 100 degrees. We're told other kids got sick as well.

While tests have been sent off by local physicians to determine if it is the Swine flu, the Boys and Girls Club says parents should be aware, but not afraid to bring their kids to the center.

Faron adds, the club is passing out information to parents about the flu and passing around the sanitizer to all of the kids in the center.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    My child had a fever of 104.9, I kept my child home. I had NO CLUE as to what was going on and heard about it on the news over the weekend. My child has a confirmed case of the flu and is on Tamiflu. Now my other child, who does NOT attend the B&GC has the flu as well. The club should have been closed, cleaned & disinfected, just because it wasn't the swine flu, there was definitely a flu epidemic there. Both my children had the nasal swabs tested with their pediatricians. Parents aren't allowed to drop children off at school with a fever so they should have NEVER been allowed to be at the club. I'm appalled because I would have kept my child home but now it's too late.
  • by Concerned Parent on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    The club should be closed to be cleaned. There are 100's of kids that go to that club a day and the spread of the illness or whatever illness is going to continue to be spread. Some parents will continue to send their sick child to the club and germs will just continue to be spread. Why because not every parent sees the news nor does every parent know exactly what is going on. When the case is finally confirmed it will be too late to shut the club down to clean. I have heard that many staff are out sick and children continue to go home with temperatures. If they shut down, maybe parents will understand the seriousness. But im just a concerned parent.. what do I know.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:33 AM
    and its THOSE ignorant parents who drop off their kids that have a FEVER that cause trouble like this.

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